Looking for Therapeutic Small Animals: The Nature Connection

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The Nature Connection

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The Nature Connection is seeking small animal "volunteers" with therapeutic/educational potential to share at our program sites.

The Nature Connection provides hands-on, educational and therapeutic programs to some of the most vulnerable people in our communities: at-risk youth, people with disabilities, and elders - including individuals with memory loss, Alzheimer’s and dementia. Through the use of plants, natural materials, and live animals, we bring the joys of nature indoors.


How you can help: Join our Animal Caretaker Team!
If you have animals with therapeutic potential, let us "borrow" them for daytime programs.

Animals Needed:

  • Rabbits, Chinchillas, Guinea pigs
  • Rats, Ducks, Chickens
  • Turtles, Lizards, Snakes
  • If you have another sweet animal, let us know!

Animals must be gentle and comfortable with being handled. Animals must be available to be picked-up or dropped-off 2-3 times per month during weekdays.

The Nature Connection conducts a behavioral screening for all potential program animals and can assist in obtaining a Health Certificate from a vet.

We also take human volunteers!
Check out our website at www.nature-connection.org
Find us on Instagram: the_nature_connection and Facebook: The Nature Connection

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Office is located at 40 Stow StreetPrograms take place in various locationsConcord, MA 01742

(42.452717,-71.37056)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy
  • Youth Services
  • Environmental Education
  • Farming

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • 2-4 hours per month
  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays; Training & Background Check for human volunteers (even those accompanying pets)

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